The Datsun 2000 Sports was one of those unexpected boons that suddenly dropped in our laps. The 1600 Sports had been around for several years, and offered competitive if not thrilling performance in its class. But then suddenly this arrives, with a hot 135 (gross) hp SOHC 1982 cc four. And backed up by a slick-shifting five speed transmission. This was the domain of Alfa Romeos at the time, not cheap Japanese wanna’ be sports cars.
The result was a gobs of fun, especially if the optional 150 hp twin dual-throat Solex carbs were part of the package. R&T tested both.